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Re: 2007 Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles REVIEW
I have owned and used these on and off for something like three years now. They are very nice poles and the price is outstanding, even with shipping to the US. It is critical manage moisture th...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles REVIEW
October 15, 7:29am

Re: Gram Weenie stove
Really slick. Not a lot of support for the pot being so small, but I am betting with a little care this is not much of an issue. What did you use for the inner and outer walls? Any other constru...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gram Weenie stove
July 29, 6:55am

Re: AM vs. filter
AM works by producing oxidants that kill microorganisms in the water. The oxidants disperse over time and after 4 hours they will all be gone. My understanding is that the 4 hour time for crypto ...

In GEAR » Aqua Mira vs Hiker filter
July 29, 6:49am

Re: Re: Waterproofing a wind shirt
I tried waterproofing the seams of a windshirt I got on closeout. It worked fairly well but it did add a fair amount of weight to the shirt. Also, I didn't find the jacket to be nearly as &qu...

In GEAR » Waterproofing a wind shirt
June 24, 9:06pm

Re: harmonica
The harmonica is an easy instrument to learn but tough to master. It is indeed a nearly perfect instrument for backpacking. That said, for "entertainment" I will carry my iPod Nano wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passing Time in Camp
June 24, 9:03pm

Re: Best one pound sleeping bag?
I have the Marmot Pounder Plus... I use it on Kayak trips. I don't know about that 54 degree rating I think someone posted... I would swear I have slept in it on colder nights than that with n...

In GEAR » Best one pound sleeping bag?
June 24, 9:01pm

Re: Heineken Pot Lid with Sipper
That's great... really cool. I will say that you might have to drill a hole in the lid on the opposite end from the moutpiece. If you drink hot water without a way to relieve the pressure, th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heineken Pot Lid with Sipper
June 24, 8:58pm

Re: Re: sub 15 oz bear deterrent
We should remember in discussing and reading this that a bear deterrent is about protecting the bear as well as protecting the hiker. Preventing bears from becoming desensitized to humans is key i...

In GEAR » Sub 15 oz bear deterrent...
June 17, 12:27pm

Re: Re: Scoutmasters- I need help.
As with all Scouting activities, this should be boy-led. You can tell them the "answer" (whatever that means) but the process of them sorting it all for themselves is of more value than ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Scoutmasters- I need help.
June 09, 11:00am

Re: Re: Thoughts on no-cook food
I tried the no-cook thing in the past. What I found was that for me a cooked warm meal was far more appetizing than a cold/tepid one. Food that isn't appetizing is food that is hard for me to...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Thoughts on no-cook food
June 07, 8:49pm

All Reader Reviews by James Pitts

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Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
I don't have a lot to add to what others have typed up. I'll say that the jacket is very handy. I use it as an outer later to stop the wind and also as a rain layer. It is very breathable a...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 06, 5:49pm

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
This backpack was MADE for me. At least that's what I have come to believe. It is basically the perfect backpack for how I hike. I actually own the Mariposa Plus made from nylon. I bought mi...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 06, 5:46pm

The only reason I gave this a "2" was because it's very cool and uses lithium batteries and has LEDs. Anything with LEDs deserves more than a 1 because each LED adds to the "nifty ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 05, 11:59pm